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Stuart Skelton (Siegmund) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Skelton and Anger set the scene for Stemme in Covent Garden's superb Walküre

By , 26 September 2018
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Stuart Skelton © Guðmundur Ingólfsson
Perth WA

Tristan und Isolde: a fabulous musical night for Perth

By , 16 August 2018
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Gerhard Siegel and Nina Stemme © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Stupendous Tristan und Isolde in Cleveland with Stemme and Welser-Möst

By , 29 April 2018
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Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

David Pountney's riveting Walküre opens at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 05 November 2017
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Semyon Bychkov conducts Khovanshchina © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 29: Twilight of the Old Believers as Semyon Bychkov leads a majestic Khovanshchina

By , 06 August 2017
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Stephanie Blythe, Thomas Mayer, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Lenox

One Rheingold to rule them all: the Boston Symphony and Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood

By , 15 July 2017
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Norbert Ernst (Loge), Egils Silins (Wotan) and Markus Eiche (Donner) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Indulgence and corruption: Bechtolf's Ring returns to the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 30 April 2017
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) and Evelyn Herlitzius (Brünnhilde) © Bettina Stöß
Berlin

End of the tunnel: final outing for Götz Friedrich's Ring at Deutsche Oper

By , 09 April 2017
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Jukka-Pekka Saraste © Felix Broede
Oslo

Alma and Gustav: the Mahlers reconsidered in Oslo

By , 27 October 2016
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Bryn Terfel (Boris Godunov) © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 2: Royal Opera's spine-tingling Boris Godunov transfers to the Proms

By , 16 July 2016
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James Rutherford (Wotan) and Rebecca Teem (Brünnhilde) © Barbara Aumüller
Frankfurt am Main

Wotan and his women: Family drama of Die Walküre in Frankfurt

By , 10 July 2016
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Ain Anger (Pimen) and Bryn Terfel (Boris Godunov) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Boris Godunov at the Royal Opera: competent, but missing the mark

By , 14 March 2016
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The Flying Dutchman © Toni Suter & Tanja Dorendorf
Zürich

A murky tumult: Wagner’s Flying Dutchman in Zurich

By , 20 February 2016
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Brandon Jovanovich (Walther) and Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Eva) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Die Meistersinger: A rewarding operatic marathon in San Francisco

By , 18 November 2015
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Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Andris Nelsons takes Mahlerian command at Tanglewood

By , 08 August 2015
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Ekaterina Siurina (Gilda) and Giovanni Meoni (Rigoletto) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Rewards, disappointments, but saved by the music: Rigoletto at Vienna State Opera

By , 17 June 2015
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© Carl Juste
Cleveland

Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra and an inspired cast in Strauss’s “Daphne”

By , 27 May 2015
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Iain Paterson (Wotan) © Lynn Lane
Houston

Superb cast in Fura del Baus’ American Walküre debut

By , 03 May 2015
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Eric Owens (Dutchman) © Scott Suchman for WNO
Washington

Eric Owens' Flying Dutchman delivers in Washington

By , 07 March 2015
***11
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Berlin

Medieval song contest ends in Kammermusiker award for Peter Seiffert after Berlin Tannhäuser

By , 07 December 2014
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Elena Maximova (Marfa) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Khovanshchina at the Staatsoper: A musical feast, but a directorial debacle

By , 18 November 2014
***11
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Dimitri Platanias (Rigoletto) © Bernd Uhlig
Brussels

Off with the motley: Rigoletto at La Monnaie

By , 20 May 2014
***11
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Tugan Sokhiev © Patrice Nin
Paris

Tugan Sokhiev’s breathtaking Boris Godunov at Salle Pleyel

By , 05 February 2014
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Heidi Melton and Ain Anger  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 29: A joyful Tannhäuser from Donald Runnicles

By , 04 August 2013
****1
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Ildar Abdrazakov (Boris Godounov) © Agathe Poupeney | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Boris Godounov, un tzar du XXIème siècle à mille lieues de la Russie

By , 07 June 2018
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) und Statisterie der Bayerischen Staatsoper © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Wagners Siegfried an der Bayerischen Staatsoper mit brillantem Feinklang

By , 03 February 2018
****1
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John Lundgren (Wotan) und Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Die Walküre an der Bayerischen Staatsoper begeistert mit meisterlicher Klangvielfalt

By , 19 January 2018
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John Lundgren (Alberich) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Die Bayerische Staatsoper sonnt sich im alten Glanz des Rheingolds

By , 13 January 2018
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La Juive © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

La Juive an der Bayerischen Staatsoper: Fromental Halévy in Reinstform

By , 30 June 2016
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Dmitry Belosselsky (Iwan Chowanski) und Damen des Chores © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Ein Käfig voller Russen: Chowanschtschina an der Staatsoper Wien

By , 20 September 2015
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Christopher Maltmann (Don Giovanni) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Lebemann im Goldgewand - Mozarts Don Giovanni an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 10 January 2015
***11
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